Louise Siversen

Louise Siversen

Louise Siversen is highly respected and accomplished Actor. She has worked extensively in Film, Theatre and Television for over 40 years.

Louise has appeared in many of Australia’s most respected TV shows with leading regular roles in Prisoner, The Flying Doctors, Bootleg, Chances, Eugenie Sandler P.I, High Fliers, Shortcuts, Neighbours, Stingers, The Secret Life of Us, Halifax F.P., Janus (for which Louise received a  Silver Logie Nomination for Most Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role), Backberner as Co-Host and Anchorwoman (which received numerous Logie Nominations for Best Comedy), the hugely entertaining Miss Looby from Nine Network’s five seasons of House Husbands among many others. Currently Louise is working on the STAN series The Gloaming.

Louise has also appeared in a multitude of other popular TV hits such as The Sullivans, Blue Heelers, MDA, Wicked Science, The Games, State Coroner, Driven Crazy, Good Guys Bad Guys, Rush, Mercury, The Doctor Blake Murder Mysteries, Utopia, Rake, Hamish and Andy’s True Story, Ronny Chieng: International Student, just to name a few.

Louise’s extensive Theatre credits include Noises Off, a QT/MTC co-production directed by Sam Strong, I Can’t Even a one woman show at Malthouse Theatre directed by Matthew Lutton, The Glory by Ross Mueller directed by Aidan Fennessey for Hothouse Theatre, Mum’s the Word 2: Teenagers both tours in 2007 and 2009 for Dainty Productions, The Girl who Saw Everything directed by Janis Balodis MTC, Art and Soul directed by Peter Houghton and Kate Cherry for MTC (which earned the cast a prestigious Green Room Award for Best Ensemble), The Memory of Water directed by Julian Merrick for MTC, All About My Mother directed by Simon Phillips for MTC, The Joy of Text directed by Aidan Fennessey for MTC, True Minds by Joanna Murray Smith directed by Peter Houghton also for MTC. Louise wrote and starred in her own one woman show for Malthouse Coming to My Senses directed by Kirsten von Bibra, The Importance of Being Earnest, Morning Sacrifice at La Mama Theatre, The Misery of Beauty for Theatre Works, Barmaids for Zootango Theatre Hobart and many more.

 

Louise played Mrs Cherry in the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s That Eye, The Sky directed by John Ruane, other films were Evil Angels and Eye of the Storm both directed by Fred Schepisi, Crackers, Josh Jarman, The Book of Revelation, Four of a Kind, and most recently Sucker directed by Ben Chessell. Short films include The Kingdom of Doug (for which Louise was nominated for the Best Actor Award St. Kilda Short Film Festival), the award-winning Blow, Shiny Thing, and What’s the Matter which was accepted in to the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

Louise also works as a Voice over Artist for campaigns, radio plays, poetry readings, audio books, corporate narrations and more. Most recently recording The Memory Code by Dr. Lynne Kelly for Wavesound having recorded Memory Craft for Dr. Kelly in 2017. Louise’s campaigns include the national voice of David Jones for four years and Priscilla the Musical. She is the voice of Corinna Chapman for Kerry Greenwood having voiced over 8 books in the series.

Louise co-creates and produces work for TV and Theatre she is currently in development with several projects with other well known artists.

Louise Lectures and teaches at the VCA Drama and Film Schools, NIDA, Deakin University and National Theatre Melbourne and in private practice Melbourne and Sydney in drama methodology, presentation skills and voice over.

Louise has been included in the annually published Who’s Who of Australian Women since 2006.

Louise Siversen

Theatre

NOISES OFF
Role: Dotty Otley/Mrs Clackett. Dir: Sam Strong, QTC/MTC co-production 2017
I CAN’T EVEN…

Role: Lead. Dir: Matthew Lutton, Malthouse Theatre 2016
THE LAST TEN MINUTES OF HISTORY
Dir: Katy Maudlin, Courthouse Theatre 2016
TRUE MINDS
Role: Vivienne Reynolds. Dir: Peter Houghton, MTC 2013
THE JOY OF TEXT
Role: Diane. Dir: Aidan Fennessy, MTC 2011
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
Role: Sister Rosa’s Mother / Matron. Dir: Simon Phillip, MTC 2010
MASTER OF THE REVELS (Workshop & Reading)
Role: Judy Forrister. Dir: Aidan Fennessy, MTC 2009
MUM’S THE WORD 2: TEENAGERS
Role: Deborah. Sydney (Theatre Royal) & Perth (Burswood Theatre) 2008
MUM’S THE WORD 2: TEENAGERS
Role: Deborah. Comedy Theatre, Melbourne 2008
THE GLORY
Role: Elizabeth (Lead) Dir: Aidan Fennessy, Hothouse Theatre Company 2007/2008
DIMBOOLA (performance read)
Role: Florence McAdam. Dir: Michael Kantor, Malthouse Theatre 2007
THE MEMORY OF WATER
Role: Theresa. Dir: Julian Meyrick, Melb Theatre Co. 2004
ART AND SOUL
Dir: Kate Cherry & Peter Houghton, MTC 2001
WONDERFUL WARD
Role: Bernadette/PA. Dir: S. Brooks, Melb. Comedy Fest. 1999
DARK: THE STORY OF DIANE ARBUS
Role: Various. Dir: Gerald Lepkowski & Peter Houghton. Melb Festival 1998
COMING TO MY SENSES
Self Devised One Woman Show. Dir: Kirsten von Bibra, Playbox 1993
BARMAIDS
Role: Nancy. Dir: Kim Durban, Zootango Theatre Co., Hobart 1993
THE GIRL WHO SAW EVERYTHING
Role: Carol Edge. Dir: Janis Balodis, Melb Theatre Co. 1991
THE MISERY OF BEAUTY
Role: Various. Dir: Wendy Joseph, Theatreworks 1989
MORNING SACRIFICE
Dir: Wendy Joseph, La Mama 1989
APPRENTICE TIME TRAVELLER
Victorian Arts Council
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Gershwin Room/ Esplanade

 

Television

THE GLOAMING
Role: Minister Leonie Patrick. Dir: Sian Davies, STAN 2019
RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Role: Joy-Anne. Dir: Jonathan Brough, ABC 2017
TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY
Role: Shop Lady. Dir: Wayne Hope, ST Productions / Nine Network 2017
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 5)

Role: Miss Looby (recurring). Dir: Various, Playmaker / Nine Network 2017
RAKE (Series 4)
Role: Shirl. Dir: Peter Duncan, Essential Media / ABC 2016
UTOPIA
Role: Linda. Dir: Rob Sitch, Utopia TV / ABC 2015
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 4)
Role: Miss Looby (recurring). Dir: Various, Playmaker / Nine Network 2015
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 3)
Role: Miss Looby (recurring). Dir: Various, Playmaker / Nine Network 2014
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 2)
Role: Miss Looby (recurring). Dir: Various, Playmaker / Nine Network 2013
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES
Role: Rosemary. Dir: Andrew Prowse, January Productions P/L 2013
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 1)
Role: Miss Looby (recurring). Dir: Various, Playmaker / Nine Network 2012
LI’L LARIKKINS (animated series)
Role: Roo (series regular) & Mum. Ettamogah Entertainment.
RUSH
Role: Raelene. Dir: Geoff Bennett, Southern Star / Ten Network 2008
ALL SAINTS
Role: Tamara Pederson (Guest lead). Dir: Jessica Hobbs, Seven Network 2008
VALENTINE’S DAY
Role: Dawn. Dir: Peter Duncan, December Films / ABC TV 2008
CITY HOMICIDE
Role : Janice Quinn. Dir: Tony Krawitz, Seven Network 2007
WICKED SCIENCE 2
Role : Elsa Bailey (Guest lead). Dir: Jeffrey Walker, Jonathan M Shiff Productions 2006
MDA (Series 3)
Role: Meg Morrison. Dir: Various, Screentime Pty Ltd 2005
SECRET LIFE OF US (Series 4)
Role: Marg. Dir: Stuart McDonald, Southern Star / Channel 10 2005
STINGERS (Series 5)
Role: Olwyn O’Neill. Dir: Julian McSwiney, Simpson Le Mesurier Films 2002
BOOTLEG
Role: Mrs. Spring (Main cast). Dir: Ian Gilmour, BBC / Burberry Productions 2002
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Angela Patrick. Grundy Productions / Channel 10 2001
BACK BERNER (SERIES 1 – 11)
Role: Anchorwoman (Main cast). Dir: Various, Crackerjack Prod / ABC Comedy
SHORT CUTS
Role: Mrs Bartlett. Dir: Various, Burberry Productions 2002
HALIFAX F.P (A Hate Worse Than Death)
Role: Linda Quinn. Dir: Paul Moloney, Simpson Le Mesurier Films 2000
EUGENIE SANDLER P.I.
Role: Winsome (regular). Dir: Various, Burberry Productions 2000
BLUE HEELERS (Series 6)
Role: Louise Fordham (Guest). Dir: Peter Sharp, Southern Star 1999
STINGERS (Series 2)
Role: Snr Det Rawlins (Guest). Dir: Paul Faint, Simpson LeMesurier Films 1999
HIGH FLIERS
Role: Nola Johnson (Regular). Dir: Various, Southern Star 1999
CRASH ZONE
Role: Zoe Hansen. Dir: Various, Aust. Childrens TV Foundation 1999
THE GAMES
Role: Jasmine Holt. Dir: Bruce Permezel, ABC TV/ Beyond Productions 1998
STATE CORONER
Role: Cheryl Norton. Dir: Ali Ali, Crawford Productions 1998
DRIVEN CRAZY
Role: Daisy. Barron Television 1998
GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS
Role: Shannon Blightie (Guest). Dir: Steve Jodrell, Simpson Le Mesurier 1998
LANO AND WOODLEY
Role: Guest. Dir: Mandy Smith, ABC TV 1997
HALIFAX F.P (Déjà Vu)
Role: Linda Quinn. Dir: Paul Moloney, Simpson Le Mesurier Films 1997
BLUE HEELERS (Series 3)
Role: Nola Tully. Dir: Steve Mann, Southern Star 1996
LAW OF THE LAND
Role: Lynne Ranger. Roadshow Coote Carroll 1996
MERCURY
Role: Guest Lead. ABC TV 1996
JANUS (Series 2)
Role: Judge de Bono (Leading). Dir: Various, ABC TV 1995
JANUS (Series 1)
Role: Judge de Bono (Leading). Dir: Various, ABC TV 1994
THE DAMNATION OF HARVEY MCHUGH
Role: Annette (Regular). Dir: Various, ABC TV 1994
KELLY
Role: Glennis. Jonathan M Shiff Productions / Network Ten 1992
CHANCES
Role: Cheryl. Beyond International 1991
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 6)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Crawford Productions 1990
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 5)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Crawford Productions 1989
SUGAR AND SPICE
Role: Mrs Robertson (Regular). LJ Productions 1989
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 3)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Crawford Productions 1988
HOUSE RULES
Role: Elsa Nixon. ABC TV 1988
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Carol Barker. Grundy Productions / Channel 10 1988
THE BARTONS
Role: Angela. ABC TV 1988
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 1)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Crawford Productions 1986
PRISONER
Role: Lou Kelly (Main cast Regular) Grundy Television Productions / Network Ten 1981-1986
THE SULLIVANS
Role: Guest Lead. Crawford Productions
SPECIAL SQUAD
Role: Laura. Crawford Productions 1983
CARSON’S LAW
Role: Guest Lead. Crawford Productions
COP SHOP
Role: Guest Lead. Crawford Productions

 

Film

SUCKER
Role: Val. Dir: Ben Chessell. Three Card Monte 2015
THE KINGDOM OF DOUG (Short)
Role: Maryanne Dir: Victoria Thaine 2013
EYE OF THE STORM
Role: Carol. Dir: Fred Schepisi, Teos Productions Pty Ltd. 2011
SHINY THING (Short)
Role: Carolyn Kibre. Dir: Lisa Gloufchis 2009
FOUR OF A KIND
Role: Anne (leading role). Dir: Fiona Cochrane, F-reel Pty Ltd. 2008
WHAT’S THE MATTER? (Short)
Role: GP. Dir: Lee Rogers, Prodigy Films 2006
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Role: The Neighbour. Dir: Ana Kokkinos, Wildheart Zizani Films 2006
JOSH JARMAN
Role: Therapist. Dir: Pip Mushin 2004
BLOW (Short)
Role: Zoe (Lead). Dir: Marie Craven, Lizette Atkins Prod. 2002
LOST (Short)
Role: Psychologist. Dir: Jo Kennedy 2000
CRACKERS
Role: Headmistress. Dir: David Swan 1998
THAT EYE, THE SKY
Role: Mrs Cherry. Dir: John Ruane 1994
EVIL ANGELS
Role: Jenny Miller. Dir: Fred Schepsi, Cannon Entertainment 1988
SLICE OF LIFE
Dir: John D. Lamond, John Lamond Productions 1983

 

Radio & Voice

Memory Craft – Lynne Kelly / Allen & Unwin
The Memory Code – Lynne Kelly / Allen & Unwin
Inside Their Minds – Rochelle Jackson / Bolinda Publishing
Devil’s Food – Kerry Greenwood / Bolinda Publishing
Heavenly Pleasures – Kerry Greenwood / Bolinda Publishing
Trick or Treat – Kerry Greenwood / Bolinda Publishing
Pilot Comedy Radio Play – “We’ve Got A Problem”
BBC Radio Play – “Bangcottcha Junction”
ABC Radio National Radio Plays, including “Gates of Egypt”, “The World’s Wife” and “Mr. Loveless”
ABC Radio National Poetry Reading – “Oxygen: New Welsh Poetry”
Corporate Narrations, including ANZ Bank, Immigration Department, Berri foods
Numerous radio and television voice-overs including TV and Radio Commercials
Numerous voice-overs for the series “Back Berner”

 

Directing

2002 Beat…Beat…Beat – Melbourne Fringe Festival (devised and written in conjunction with Alyce Platt)

 

Nominations / Awards

2014 Nomination – St Kilda Film Festival – Best Actor: The Kingdom of Doug
2001 Nomination – Green Room Award for Ensemble cast in “Art and Soul”, Melbourne Theatre Co.
1995 Nomination – Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role for “Janus”

 

Teaching / Lecturing

Performance Workshops Sydney 2015
Performance Workshops for Professionals Melbourne 2014
Private Coaching Melbourne since 2000
VCA Drama School – Methodology, Voice Over Skills
VCA Film & Television School – Actor/Director Relationships, Acting Methodology
National Theatre – Master Classes in Script Analysis and Scene Study
Deakin University Media Department – Development and Production of Voice Over Projects, eg. Play and Book Readings, Animated Series

 

Recent Study

2014 Michael Shekhov International Workshop U.S.A – MICHA
2014 Alba Emoting 2 week workshop NYC
2014 Bouffon NY Theatre of Movement NYC
2014 American Academy of Dramatic Arts 2 weeks NYC
2014 Jessica Wolf Private Coaching Alexander NYC
2014 Alba Emoting 2 weeks Asheville N.C U.S.A
2014 Movement Continuum NYC and Asheville U.S.A
2014 Middendorf  Melbourne
2013 Alba Emoting Asheville North Carolina U.S.A
2013 Michael Chekhov International Workshop U.S.A
2013 Elli Heywood private coaching Fitzmaurace Voice U.S.A
2013 Joan Melton private coaching Voice U.S.A
Private workshops with Geraldine Cook – VCA Drama School (2005-2006)
Atlantic Theatre Company New York (3 months) (2002)
Master-class with Phillipe Gaulier – Playbox, Melbourne (1998)
Scene Study with Carol Rosenberg – HB Studios, New York (6 months) (1996)
Workshop with Carol Fox Presscott – New York (6 months) (1996)
Workshop with Ruth Franklin Voice Over – New York (3 months) 1996

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